I'm happy to report that we just released Notifications on the German and Italian
This is an important milestone for all of us, because it marks the successful completion
of Echo's first release, now that Notifications have been deployed on over 800
different sites worldwide. (1)
This final release on German and Italian wikis was pushed back so that their communities
could discuss and better prepare for this new tool. They now have both Echo and Thanks
extensions enabled -- and development has started for a special FlaggedRevs notification,
which will give more positive feedback for user contributions on the German Wikipedia.
If you are active in either community, we invite you to check that Notifications work for
you (be sure to enable all notifications in your preferences before you test). We also
encourage you to participate in the discussions on these sites, if you are fluent in
German or Italian. (2) (3)
I would like to give special thanks to Denis Barthel, Jan Eissfeldt and Erica Litrenta for
spearheading this final outreach, as well as to community members se4598, TMg and Nemo --
and to developers Benny Situ, Kunal Mehta and Bartosz Dziewoński for all your fine work in
improving this tool and bringing it to your communities!
Going forward, any new features or notifications will be developed by the teams and
communities that need them. We are really happy to have provided this much-needed platform
for supporting more productive collaborations on our sites.
It's been a true pleasure working with each of you on this project. I look forward to
seeing it grow over time, as I switch my focus to developing new multimedia tools (4) for
our users. :)
Regards as ever,